The Irish Point of Single Contact (PSC) brings together information on procedures and services to those intending to establish a business in Ireland.
The Irish Point of Single Contact
The main role of the Point of Single Contact (PSC) is to provide general information on the procedures required for Irish/EU Businesses who intend operating in Ireland. (e.g. procedures required for working as an Architect in Ireland).
The Irish PSC was set up in January 2010 as a bespoke web portal in accordance with a provision of the Services Directive. The PSC is administered and operated by the Internal Market Unit.
The PSC provides the following key information for business:
- User friendly business life cycle format ( e.g. information on registering a business)
- Contact details for all Government Departments, State Agencies and Irish Embassies in the EU
- A comprehensive list of licences/permits required by the various Government Departments and competent authorities (this list extends beyond the scope of the Services Directive)
- General information content that includes a general overview of Ireland‘s political, economic and cultural life (e.g. international relations and the Irish economy)
The PSC is part of the EUGO network for the Points of Single Contact established in all Member States to assist businesses to provide services in the Member States.
Irish businesses can use the EUGO Network as a key information resource when operating in the Single Market. (e.g. If intending doing business in France - contact the French Point of Single Contact for information on the relevant procedures required).